ABET Experts Jenna Carpenter and Teri Reed were elected to serve on the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Board of Directors during the national organization’s February elections. Beginning in June, Reed will serve on the ASEE Board as vice president, finance, and Carpenter will serve a one-year term as ASEE president-elect followed by a full year as ASEE president.
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Carpenter has been a member of ASEE since 1998. She received the honor of Fellow in 2013 and has won the Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education, the Outstanding Zone II Campus Representative Award and the William T. Guy, Jr. Distinguished Educator and Service Award. She currently serves as co-chair of the Engineering Deans Council Undergraduate Experience Committee and chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee. She has recently led the ASEE Board in a strategic, multi-year, long-range planning exercise and is a past Vice President of Professional Interest Councils for ASEE.
Carpenter is the founding dean of Campbell’s School of Engineering. She began her role as dean and professor of engineering in 2015. Prior to her role at Campbell, Carpenter was a Wayne and Juanita Spinks Endowed Professor, associate dean for undergraduate studies and director of the Office for Women in Science and Engineering at Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science. A Corsicana, Texas, native, Carpenter earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Louisiana Tech and her master’s and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from Louisiana State University, where she was an Alumni Federation Fellow.
Carpenter is a Senior Member of IEEE and has served as an ABET Program Evaluator since 2011. Read her Spotlight to learn more about her work.
Reed became an ABET Program Evaluator in 2007. She has served on the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET representing ASEE since 2018, and the EAC Criteria Committee since 2020.
Prior to being elected vice president, finance, Reed held multiple leadership roles at ASEE and its Board of Directors. She published her first paper with ASEE as a doctoral student at the Pacific Southwest Section Annual Meeting in 1996 and published her first annual meeting paper in Seattle in 1998. Reed has continued to present, publish and serve in many roles for ASEE. These include multiple leadership roles both in the K–12 (now Pre-College) Engineering Education Division and the Educational Research and Methods Division; with the Associate Deans as the past co-chair of ASEE’s Undergraduate Experience Council; and with the Diversity Committee as a past chair. In 2010, she was inducted as a Fellow of ASEE. Her service continued to the Board of Directors with her 2016 election as Professional Interest Council (PIC) IV Chair and to the Executive Board as Vice President of PICs from 2018 to 2019.
In addition, Reed is a Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), a member of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) and a member of the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN), serving as the 2016–2017 President of WEPAN.
Reed currently serves as the assistant vice president of research development and a professor in the department of chemical and environmental engineering at the University of Cincinnati. In this role, she serves as an advocate for research-informed approaches to engineering education, curricular reform, equity, cultural humility and responsive policy, student recruitment and retention efforts and faculty development.
Reed received her B.S. in petroleum engineering from the University of Oklahoma and spent seven years in the petroleum industry, during which time she earned her M.B.A. from the University of Texas Permian Basin. She earned her Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Arizona State University.